Primary Care PNP Certification Review Course

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We are offering our highly-rated Primary Care PNP Certification Review course in Memphis, Tenn. on Sept. 12-13, 2020, at Holiday Inn Memphis Downtown. 

Credit: Alex Shansky

Course Description

This two-day course is designed to help you prepare for and pass the national pediatric nurse practitioner certification examination. The review will cover major theories of growth and development, diagnosis, treatment modalities, interventions of common pediatric illnesses and more. A pre-test exam will be emailed to participants two weeks before the course. The schedule has been developed to align with the Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (CPNP-PC) Exam. Participants consistently report that practice exam questions are the most important part of the review course, so each lecture has been designed with practice questions to help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses. The course faculty will use an organized approach to improve participant's retention and recall, while integrating test-taking strategies to help you succeed. This course is also a great opportunity for PNPs seeking to refresh their knowledge and FNPs taking a deeper dive into key pediatric topics to enhance their daily practices.

Presented by: Teresa Whited, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC; Deena Garner, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC; Albrey Berber, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC and Sharon Stevenson, DNP, APRN, PPCNP-BC   

CE: 15.0 contact hours

The review course is 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with breakfast provided.  

Registration is $300 for NAPNAP preferred members. NAPNAP essential members and nonmembers can register for $375.


Day One

  • 7-7:30 a.m.—Registration and continental breakfast
  • 7:30-8 a.m.—PNCB content outline discussion
  • 8-9:15 a.m.—Infancy growth and development
  • 9:15–10:30 a.m.—Early Childhood growth and development
  • 10:30-10:45 a.m.—Break
  • 10:45-11:30 a.m.—HEENT
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—Lunch
  • 12:30–1:45 p.m.—Middle childhood growth and development
  • 1:45–3 p.m.—Immunizations
  • 3-3:15 p.m.—Break
  • 3:15–4:45 p.m.—Disorders of the GU/GI
  • 4:45–5:30 p.m.—Dermatology

Day Two

  • 7:30-9 a.m.—Adolescent growth and development
  • 9-10:15 a.m.—Behavioral/mental health disorders   
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m.—Break
  • 10:30-11:45 a.m.—Disorders of the neurologic system 
  • 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.—Lunch​
  • 12:45–2 p.m.—Disorders of the respiratory system
  • 2–3 p.m.—Disorders of the cardiovascular system 
  • 3-3:15 p.m.—Break
  • 3:15–4:30 p.m.—Disorders of the musculoskeletal system
  • 4:30–4:45 p.m.—Post-test summary

Planning for Participant Safety

We are partnering with a host hotel who takes guest safety as seriously as we do. The hotel’s protocols already include deep cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants and are being expanded to reflect the advice of the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health authorities. You can expect to see evolved procedures in every area of the hotel, including: 

  • Reception: reduced contact at check-in, touchless transactions, front desk screens, sanitizer stations, sanitized key-cards, paperless check-out
  • Guest Room: visible verification of sanitized items (e.g. glassware, remote control), reduction of in-room furnishings/high-touch items
  • Public Spaces and Facilities: additional deep cleaning of high touch surfaces, social distancing, ‘last cleaned’ charts, best practices for pools, fitness centers and lounges
  • Food & Beverage: new standards and service approach to buffets, banquets, room-service and catering

During the review course, you can expect socially distanced seating and other procedures at check-in and during food service that adhere to new health and safety standards.

Book Your Hotel

The Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis is located at 160 Union Avenue. The hotel is located in the heart of the Beale Street Entertainment District, just steps away from some of the biggest attractions Memphis has to offer. NAPNAP is able to offer our participants a discounted rate of $169+tax single/double occupancy if booked by the Aug.11, 2020 deadline. Book your reservation now

Transportation & Parking

The hotel provides local shuttle service within five miles of the hotel and to Memphis International Airport. Cost: $ 15. Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Amtrak deliver visitors to Memphis, and with I-55 and I-40 blazing through, visitors also could consider a road trip. Amtrak train station is located one mile from the hotel. Valet parking is available at the hotel for a daily rate of $25.

Things to Do

Memphis has so much to see! Take a walk to historic Beale Street or hop on the Rock and Roll Tour to see all the music history. Take a stroll and watch the great Mississippi river and learn about its rich history! There are a lot of free things to do in Memphis. If you are a sports fan, cheer on the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum or catch the Memphis Redbirds at Autozone Park. Check out digital 2020 Map and Tourist guide for more offerings.

Credit: Joshua Brown

Registration Policies

Refund Policy

We will refund your registration fees if we receive your cancellation in writing via email to  before Sept. 4, 2020. We cannot accept telephone cancellations. A $30 administrative fee will apply to all refunds.

Cancellation Policy

If NAPNAP finds it necessary to cancel this event for any reason including, but not limited to, registration responses, strikes or acts of God, liability shall be limited to a full refund of registration fees. Notification of a canceled event will be sent at least 10 days prior to the conference starting date, when possible. Registration refund will be processed within 15 days after event date.

American Disability Act

NAPNAP and Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis are committed to making this activity accessible to all individuals. Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis guest rooms, common areas and transportation services are in substantial compliance with applicable public accommodation obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need special assistance, auxiliary aid(s) or service(s) as identified under the ADA, or have a dietary restriction, please describe your needs during the registration process. Most requests can be accommodated if notification is received by Aug. 15, 2020.

NAPNAP will take digital photographs at this event. The photographs may be used for print and digital communications and marketing. By registering for the symposium you grant permission for NAPNAP to use your photograph in this manner.